NEWS - Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Microsoft’s Shane Kim To Retire

Phil Spencer, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios, will be promoted to vice president, while current chief financial officer Dennis Durkin will assume a new chief operating officer position within the Xbox group.

In a statment issued to the Seattle Times, Xbox senior VP Don Mattrick said: "Shane’s been an instrumental leader in the evolution of Microsoft Game Studios and the Xbox business -- from the early days of Flight Simulator and Golf to the launch of the original Xbox, to the successful launches for two of the biggest entertainment franchises in the industry -- Halo and Gears Of War.

"Shane’s passion for this business and industry runs deep and he will be dearly missed. Having dedicated the last two decades to Microsoft, Shane is eager to make up for lost time with his family and friends."



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